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Annalisa Burgos

Features Writer & News Editor

Reported and wrote news features and reports on a variety of industries, from fashion to auto. Anchored market updates for CNBC's broadband news channel.

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  • Fashion Has A Brand New Bag Monday, 14 May 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    Luxury accessories are the most profitable segment of the fashion business , which is why  retail buyers are scouring the runways during New York Fashion Week looking for the "It" bag and the season's hottest shoes.  The top-dollar acquisition of  shoemaker Jimmy Choo is just  the latest  example of  how  savvy designers and investors trying to  cash on  consumers' seemingly-insatiable appetite for high-end shoes and handbags.

  • JC Penney

    J.C. Penney is moving forward with a new ambitious plan for growth, despite market-wide concerns over weakening consumer spending and a slowdown in the housing market, CEO Myron Ullman told Erin Burnett on “Street Signs.” “The middle third of the economy essentially is our customer," Ullman said. "She’s employed, she’s finding what she likes and we have a very great style, quality, a smart price. We feel good about the spring season...Our biggest category is our apparel so we feel very good about the prospects going forward.”

  • Overregulation is driving businesses out of the U.S. and into Europe, Asia and Bermuda, Hank Greenberg told CNBC’s Sue Herrera on “Power Lunch.”“It applies also to why IPOs are going to London or Hong Kong and why private equity is growing as rapidly as it is, because public companies are overregulated,” said the CEO of investment firm C.V. Starr and former chairman and CEO of American International Group. Federal and state lawmakers are partly to blame, he added.